New Monday Night Film Series "I'd Like to Thank the Academy!" at Historic Asolo Theater
Sarasota, FL – Dec. 4, 2008 – Six cinematic Oscar winning performances await filmgoers as the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Sarasota Film Festival present I’d Like To Thank The Academy as part of the Winter 2009 line-up of Monday Night Movies at the Historic Asolo Theater. The celebration of Academy award-winning films will begin on January 5 and will continue through Feb. 19 with film screenings at 7 p.m.
I’d Like To Thank The Academy includes:
It Happened One Night (Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, 1934)
Two great lovers of the screen in the grandest of romantic comedies.
USA 1934 / 105 minutes
Jezebel (Bette Davis, 1938)
A fearless feminine creature with a heart full of love.
USA 1938 / 103 minutes
On the Waterfront (Marlon Brando, 1954)
An ex-prize fighter, living by the laws on the jungle as a longshoreman.
USA 1954 / 108 minutes
The Miracle Worker (Anne Bancroft, 1962)
The story of Anne Sullivan's struggle to teach the blind and deaf Helen Keller how to communicate.
USA 1962 / 106 minutes
Tender Mercies (Robert Duvall, 1983)
A down and out country singer’s struggle for fame is over, but his fight for respect is just beginning.
USA 1983 / 92 minutes
Funny Girl (Barbara Streisand, 1968)
Streisand stars as comedienne Fannie Brice.
USA 1968 / 151 minutes
Tickets are $7 for each film, $36 for the series of six films, and are available at the Historic Asolo Theater Box Office by calling 941.360.7399 or online at www.ringling.org.